BiblioCraft v1.10.3 and BiblioWoods TerraFirmaCraft edition released!

It is time for a new release! This time I have a small update for BiblioCraft that includes that ability to move the potion shelf, tool rack, shelf and clock forward half a block using the screw gun / hand drill. The shelf and the tool rack must be right clicked from the back with the screw gun / hand drill to move forward. I also added the ability to use black dye from the forge ore dictionary on the printing press. That basically means any black dyes that mods add should now work with the printing press. I also added several compatibility fixes to better accommodate the new BiblioWoods TerraFirmaCraft edition.

The new BiblioWoods TerraFirmaCraft edition includes a full conversion of BiblioCraft recipes as well as wood versions of all the different TerraFirmaCraft woods in similar fashion to the other BiblioWoods addons. The new furniture paneler also has recipes to make that fully functional as well in TerraFirmaCraft. I also added several new metals / colors of lamps and lanterns to make use of the many different metals in TerraFirmaCraft. Another important tweak I made is when using BiblioWoods TerraFirmaCraft edition the Atlas will use regular paper instead of blank maps.

I put together this webpage that shows all the TerraFirmaCraft specific recipes, so check that out here:

Head on over to the downloads page to grab the new BiblioCraft version. The new BiblioWoods TerraFirmaCraft edition can be found on the Addons page and on the new CurseForge page I setup for it. If you have any comments, suggestions, or issues, feel free to post on the official thread on the minecraft forum, on my website here, or create an issue on GitHub. As always, Enjoy! :)

BiblioCraft v1.10.1 released!

I just posted a fresh release that fixes the crash when trying to use a furniture paneler on a server. I also fixed a crash with blue power (they will fix on their end too, but I threw in a quick fix just in case this gets out before theirs.) and I fixed an issue with shift clicking blocks into the furniture paneler GUI.

Head on over to the downloads page for the fresh link. Enjoy! :)

BiblioCraft v1.10.0 released!

BiblioCraft v1.10.0 is officially released! The major feature of this release if the Furniture Paneler, which allows you to use almost any solid block and apply the texture of that block to one of the new framed Bibliocraft blocks. There are framed block versions of most of the BiblioCraft blocks.  Anyway, to help explain the changes, I made a mod update spotlight video! This is my first youtube video, so I hope everyone enjoys it. :)


Head over to the downloads page to grab a copy hot off the press. The full changelog is over on the changelog page. If you have any comments, questions, or issues, feel free to post on the official thread on Minecraft Forum, comment here on my website, or create an issue on github. As always, Enjoy! :)

CurseForge and custom painting resource packs.

I think it is about time to share a little news with everyone. I have uploaded BiblioCraft and the BiblioWoods addons to CurseForge. The website here will still be the primary resource for information and downloads, as for now, Adfly is still my prefered method, but CurseForge will offer an alternative. Also since the new CurseForge modpack launcher is coming out that uses mods on CurseForge, there has been an increased interest in having BiblioCraft available through CurseForge.

Here are some links to the different pages on curseforge:

Also of interest. I added a section on the “Addons” page that has some custom painting packs. There are 2 really amazing packs there to start, created by Jem990 over on the Minecraft Forum. Head on over to the Addons page for more details.  If you have a painting pack you would like to share, head over the minecraft forum and post some previews and links and I will see about adding you pack to the addons page.

Finally, I want to mention that I have been hard at working creating a BiblioCraft update for Minecraft v1.7.10 and I hope to have it done pretty soon. I have some really fun things coming that I think everyone is going to really like. Check out my twitter page to see some sneak peaks at a couple of things that are coming. ;)

BiblioCraft v1.9.2 released!

Happy new year! To start this year, he is a new release of BiblioCraft with a handful of bugfixes and a new creative only mode bookcase that will get randomly filled with random books such as those generated by the typewriter. Each bookcase slot has a 90% chance of getting a book on placement so bookcases will not all be full. This is mainly meant for the creative builders out there. I also fixed a potential dupe bug with the atlas and another potential dupe bug with the armor stand. For a full list of changes head on over to the changelog.

After this I plan to start putting in time to work on updating BiblioCraft for Minecraft v1.8.x. There is some pretty big hurdles yet to cross so I can’t even guess as to how long it may take me. Stay tuned to the website and my twitter feed for updates on that in the coming weeks, I’ll try to tweet snippets on my progress from time to time.

Anyway, head on over to the downloads page to pick up the newest version of BiblioCraft. If you have any questions, comments or issues leave them in the comments here on the website, or post on the official thread on the Minecraft Forum, or create an issue on github. As always, Enjoy!

BiblioCraft v1.9.1 released!

I just posted BiblioCraft v1.9.1 on the downloads page. This is just a bugfix release but it fixes one really nasty bug that can cause you tools to disappear on a tool rack if you try to remove them from the tool rack by right clicking them with another tool. I had cleaned up a bunch of old code and missed one little thing on the cleanup that caused this. I also fixed the bug that was preventing custom painting resource packs not to load into the painting press if there was only 1 painting in the pack. Finally I fixed a bug that allowed wooden planks to be placed on bookcases by default.

Head on over to the downloads page to grab a fresh copy and if you have any comments, questions or suggestions please leave a comment on the website here,  or on the official thread on the Minecraft forum, or create an issue on GitHub. As always, Enjoy!

BiblioCraft v1.9.0 Released!

It’s finally that time again! BiblioCraft v1.9.0 is ready to share with the world.  This update mostly focuses on a new item called the Atlas, which is basically like a portable chest of maps that can create new maps, automatically find and select a map in the Atlas inventory that shows your current location at a selected zoom and so much more. I tried to write a pretty thorough explanation both in the changelog and on the Items page. The text is formatted a bit better on the Items page, so I recommend having a look at that to get a better idea of how all the features work. One important note I want to stress is there is a good number of tooltips built into the atlas if you hold down the Ctrl button and hover over buttons in the atlas. This is only going to be for Minecraft v1.7.10 and not v1.7.2 this time since I had to use a feature in code that is unavailable in v1.7.2 for the atlas.

The other major feature is custom paintings support. Custom paintings can be loaded via custom resource packs or by putting .png images in the BiblioCraft jar file. Custom resource packs are the preferable method as you can load and unload them easily in game. Custom paintings are client side and servers do not need the images installed, though you could likely use the server to client auto resource pack download feature to force download a servers painting pack to all the clients. If another player doesn’t have a painting you used on a server, then a “painting not found” default painting is displayed. The other player can look at the canvas item and see the name of the image being used. I placed an example resource pack inside the BiblioCraft jar file so you can easily see what it takes to make a custom paintings pack. You are welcome to just use the example pack and throw your images in it and share it / use it in any way you like.

I would like to encourage people to feel free to create custom painting packs, either from scratch or by using the included example pack and share them with the world. If you share your custom pack with me on the Minecraft forum or on twitter and it doesn’t include any copyrighted images I might make share them on the website so everyone can find them.

Also, on the topic of paintings, my good friend Shabby Quotient (author of 5 of the original BiblioCraft paintings) has provided us with three more wonderful paintings for your decorating pleasure. Also big thanks to him for making a video that really shows off the atlas good as well as some of the other new features.

Anyway, if you have any questions, comments or issues feel free to leave a comment here on the website, post on the minecraft forum or create an issue on github. I’ll leave you here with a couple images showing off the update. Enjoy!

Edit: Added the video. Its great, you should watch it. ;)

BiblioWoods all updated, BiblioCraft 1.9.0 translations ready

I just posted an update to all 5 BiblioWoods packages that include a fix for the clock recipe that I accidently copied to all versions of BiblioWoods. Opps. Anyway, it is fixed in the newest versions. I also included all the latest translation files in these so those are more up to date as well. Head on over to the addons page to grab the latest BiblioWoods downloads.

In other news, the translations for BiblioCraft v1.9.0 are finished and posted on github. I am hoping maybe I can have a release ready for BIblioCraft v1.9.0 by this weekend or next week if all goes well on the few remaining touches I want to put into this release. So stay tuned for that.

BiblioWoods EBXL edition Updated

I just posted an updated download link to a fresh release of BiblioWoods for ExtraBiomsXL to fix some issues that came up. This version has been tested to work with EBXL v3.16 on Minecraft v1.7.10. Head on over to the Addons page to find a download link for BiblioWoods EBXL edition v1.3.

In other news, I’ve been making really good progress on the features I want in the next major feature release of BIblioCraft. I am getting quite close to wrapping up the feature set for this cycle and just focusing on bug fixing. If you follow my twitter, you may have seen some preview images of the main feature of this coming update, the Atlas. I think the Atlas is the most complicated thing (from a development point of view) I’ve integrated into BiblioCraft so far, but it has come along really nice. Check out my twitter feed for some preview pics. Custom painting support is also another of the big features of this update. In this next version you will be able to drop .png images into a special folder into the jar OR create a custom resource pack with .png images in the same folder structure and they will load onto a new 3rd tab on the painting press for custom paintings. There is no limit to the number of resource pack painting packs or custom paintings that can be installed. The 3rd custom tab is paged and can be an unlimited number of pages. Best of all, paintings are client side and do not need to be installed on the server or other clients to work, though other clients will get a special ‘painting not found’ painting if they don’t have a painting of the same name installed. Anyway, I’ll share more details closer to release time.

I will likely try to get translations up within the next few days for the next BiblioCraft feature feature as I wrap up the feature list and get everything localized, so watch my github for that if you would like to help out translating. I’ll try to get them to the translation spreadsheet shortly after so you can help out there too.